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Monday, January 29, 2007

Food & Cravings?!

I have to know, did anyone out there really eat pickles and ice cream?

Now normally I do like pickles but really only when I eat a burger or deli sandwich (which I am told I should not be eating now) but the other night I was feeling a little hungry and wanted a snack, so I decided on a pickle straight out of the jar. I also wanted to test this rumor about pregnancy and pickles. I now understand, I don't know what it is about the pickles but I proceeded to eat 4 of them! Now this is really only one pickle (they were spears) but it was 4 different trips to the fridge getting a pickle. I think I like the crunch and the tanginess. I found this strange and satisfying all at the same time. So as I was enjoying my pickles I started thinking about eating them with ice cream- just so you know it did not sound good at all. I then started thinking about if I had to eat them with ice cream what kind would it be? I decided that it would be a Chocolate Coffee flavor, my reasoning behind this is that I enjoy Chocolate ice cream but the coffee flavor would maybe be so strong that it would cover up the pickle flavor and I could pretend that the pickles were actually chocolate chips.

Now I used to be a cheeseburger connoisseur but now it seems that the baby is not a fan. I got the cheeseburger at O'Charley's the other day and only could eat two bites of it because it was a huge pile of grease. Then we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise yesterday and I normally love the Not Too Particular Not Too Pressed burger (burger with Velveeta, pickles, and mayo on toasted bread, then grilled) but that did not sound good at all- yet I wanted to try this cheeseburger thing again. I decided on a salad with grilled steak, which was wonderful, and then I ordered some mini cheeseburgers to split with my lovely sister in law- the verdict is that I should NOT eat cheeseburgers. I just can't be stubborn and keep ordering them!!

Also I have noticed that I keep choosing healthy options, that is when I feel like eating. Fruits and veggies have always been a favorite but now those are my cravings, which is good. I think that your body has a way of letting you know what you need during these months, the hard part is listening.

I had a friend who when she was pregnant had a few break downs over her food when she ordered at fast food joints, I myself admit that I have had an emotional food breakdown...I cried because Shane did not make my hash browns properly. It was a bad day what can I say.

My question to all of you mothers- What did you crave?

My question to everyone- If you had to eat pickles and ice cream what flavor would the ice cream be?!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Big News

I thought I would start this blog so that family and friends near and far could check in on us through out the pregnancy. PLEASE feel free to leave comments and advice, as any would be greatly appreciated!

And so goes the story:

I had been feeling sick all through out the Christmas season, even having to leave family events early. Just not feeling right, I could not really put my finger on it but something was off. Shane immediatly knew I was pregnant and kept calling me Mom and making me mad. I just did not think I was pregnant! Well finally after a few really bad days I decided it was time for the at home test. I have had trouble reading these little things in the past so I got the one with the actual words "Pregnant" and "Not Pregnant" so there would be no mistakes. The words "Pregnant" came up very quickly, this was December 28th.

Shane and I are not good at keeping secrets, so we told a few people. Then I called and got my first appointment scheduled for January 25th- such a long time at that point! Things were going ok, still sick to my stomach and all the normal early pregnancy symptoms nothing strange. Just the waiting, and waiting, and waiting of the first official appointment!!

The day finally came and we were a little sad because we were told we would not be getting an ultrasound at the first appointment, well after not being able to detirmine my actual time of conception they said "Let's do and ultrasound" and we were very happy! It was so amazing seeing the little baby on the screen, moving and wiggling. And the heartbeat, wow. You could actually see it beat on the screen, he sure was excited to see us!! The feeling was quite mutual! I am officially 10 weeks along, and due August 25th.

As you can see we have already started saying him, "it" just does not seem right. Now we understand we could be so wrong so with that said we will not be disappointed if it is a girl but for now we are going with a boy!!

Shane and I went out to lunch after the appointment and we just looked at each other and said "What do we do now?" I know there is so much to be done, but where do you start!? So that is my question, what now?